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Access to Social Work aims to prepare students to apply for a Degree in Social Work course or related course in higher education. The course can be studied full time for 1 year or part time (day or evenings) for 2 years . The course is particularly useful for those wishing to pursue a career in Social Work or similar field, including those working in a social care environment on a paidvoluntary basis. Entry Requirements If you are aged under 19 years, you MUST have significant life experience in order to be considered as suitable for the Access programme. These are national guidelines (QAA). It would therefore be advisable for you to consider alternative routes into your chosen career at the same time as considering Access. Students will be asked to complete an informal diagnostic assessment at interview. Please note that in addition to the Access course students are expected to have or gain workvoluntary experience in a social care setting. Students should note that work experience (paid or unpaid) will probably be essential to gain a place on the Degree course. Course Content Access students study Mathematics, English and Study Skills as 'core subjects'. Some students can apply for exemptions if they have GCSE's gained within the last 5 years. In addition 2 modules are studied. ?Social Work Practice - Framework, Understanding Oppression, Interpersonal Skills, Teams and Organisations, Project ?Social Policy - Poverty and Deprivation, Health Inequalities, Central and Local Government, Youth Justice Students can take an optional counselling module. How will I be assessed? Continuous assessment by means of assignments throughout the course. Some timed practicals and in class assignments are set as appropriate. Students work towards a nationally recognised QAA Approved Access to HE Certificate. What can I do next? Students can use their Access Certificate to apply for a range of higher education courses including Degree in Social Work. Additional costs Please enquire.

Access to Social Work aims to prepare students to apply for a Degree in Social Work course or related course in higher education. The course can be studied full time for 1 year or part time (day or evenings) for 2 years . The course is particularly useful for those wishing to pursue a career in Social Work or similar field, including those working in a social care environment on a paidvoluntary...

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